Parking correctly

Vehicle owners should be aware of correct parking in our residential streets as infringements may be issued.

It is an offence to double park. When parking in a two-way street you must park on the left hand side of the road. Your vehicle must face the direction of travel, that is the passenger side must be parked to the kerb and not the steering wheel side. You must park within the marked lines of the parking bay.

A driver can not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path, dividing strip, or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area, unless there is permissive signage.

Nature strips

We support this law as often tree roots can be compacted, grass is worn down resulting in the nature strip becoming unsightly, and there can be instances when utility companies require urgent access to underground cabling.


Drivers must not stop on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to, or from, a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath.

There is potential for pedestrians and others, particularly those in wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and prams to be obstructed.


Drivers must not stop across a driveway unless dropping off or picking up passengers, the driver must not leave the vehicle and must not stop for more than 2 minutes.

Further assistance

Contact our Customer Service Team if you require further assistance in this matter.

Common Questions

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Caravans - Can I live in one on my residential property?

You can only live in a caravan on your property for 30 days in a year, provided access to facilities in the residence are available. No-one can live in a caravan on private property permanently.


You can have visitors stay for a maximum of one month in a year but no longer than this.

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Infringement appeal options - Can I appeal further if I don't like the Ombudsman's decision?
If you are not satisfied with the response from the Ombudsman, you will need to take the matter to court as it states in the Ombudman's response letter.

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No Parking areas - Can I stop there?
Yes, you can stop in a No Parking area for up to two minutes, provided you are setting down or picking up a passenger or loading or unloading goods.

The driver must stay within 3 metres of the vehicle.

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